After the Battle over Naboo, caused by Imperial Operation: Cinder, Lieutenant Shara Bey was called by Luke Skywalker to pilot a stolen Lambda-class T-4a shuttle named Antarra. Skywalker needed to reach the planet Vetine to recover something. The target was a Force-sensitive tree kept in an Imperial laboratory, and it was everything remaining of the tree in the heart of Coruscant Jedi Temple.
Bey was asked to impersonate Imperial Commander Alecia Beck of Imperial Security Bureau, while Skywalker would have been her bodyguard and R2-D2 her droid. The deception succeeded when Commander Hurron pretended to believe Beck was there for an inspection; but once Bey and Skywalker entered the Imperial base, they were attacked by Hurron troops. However, they managed to collect two trees—although Skywalker thought only one was in Imperial hands–and escaped killing Hurron and his stormtroopers, leaving Vetine on the Antarra.
- Shattered Empire, Part IV (First appearance)